Governor Abubakar Sani Bello calls for calm as Zungeru Youths protest bad roads , Writes letter to Mr Governor


Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has call for calm and assured that his administration are already working towards finding a feasible solution to issue of bad roads in the state. The Governor who spoke through his deputy, Ahmed Muhammad Ketso was at  Zungeru local Government area to address the protestors who trope out in mass numbers to air out their complaints.
He stated that: “We have being carrying out need maintenance on all federal roads on our own for the past four years. Hence, we have being appealing to the federal government to intervene and urgently rehabilitate our roads as a state by virtue of these roads because it is our right as Nigerians. He informed them that plans are on ground by the federal government to commence work on all federal roads in the state. He also commended them on the peaceful way they carried out their protest. A letter was also presented to the deputy Governor which was written by the protesters which they demanded to be conveyed to his excellency President Muhammad Buhari.

The protest which was super headed by the state chairman of the national youth council of Nigeria, Mr Bello B Sharrif who stated “We  have restrained our youths and the community from protest; nevertheless, there’s a limit we can restrain the anger of the people. We want to draw the attention of the present government to the state of roads in Niger state especially all the federal roads leading in and out of the state believing that if we do this early, the federal government will listen and put us in mind and attend to us.

“We believe Mr president is a listening person and that he would attend to us when they want to start work on roads, we voted massively for him during the election.

The youth, numbering about 400, carried placards with different inscriptions and prevented vehicles from moving in and out of the area. According to their outcry, people are dying everyday on these roads and the government need to take necessary measures to end this nightmare.

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